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Emidio Pepe knew that this wine was very special and could age well, all it needed was to work differently than the mainstream wineries of that time
Emidio Pepe is a quite rare example of a man who developped his vineyard management and winemaking philosophy alone, beginning in 1964 with one single hectare near the nice village of Torano Nuovo. The estate which has now a surface of 15 hectares is considered on the the best of the region. Emidio Pepe's father and grandfather had been winegrowers there but like elsewhere in Europe they would sell their production to the négoce and not bottle wine themselves.